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Manager Employee Benefits

Mary Kay Dallas, TX

1. Manages design, implementation, administration and support of all U.S. employee benefit programs. Ensures plans are current, competitive, cost… CareerBuilder

7 days ago

Assistant Brand Manager

Mary Kay Dallas, TX

Leads regional development products and under general guidance of the Manager, Brand Development, participates in the development and implementation… CareerBuilder

6 days ago

Sr Web Marketing Specialist - Mandarin

Mary Kay Dallas, TX

1. Contributes to global eCommerce site optimization. Manages and contributes to the strategy development and execution for strategic online… CareerBuilder

9 days ago

Sr.Corporate Communications Specialist- Latin America

Mary Kay Dallas, TX

1. Independently initiates, drafts and executes a high volume of local media relations plans to support annual Company events, business news and… CareerBuilder

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    Not so great under the glossy surface - Employee review not consultant

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    Current Employee - IT Professional in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Addison, TX

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time (more than 5 years)


    Decent salary and generally good bonus. Generous (though not guaranteed) retirement account contribution by the company. Nice office building with ample garage parking. Benefits are OK though not the best. The company is generally stable thus turnover is low. Company values employee tenure. Corporate senior management makes efforts to show that company cares about employees. On the surface, the corporate culture appears positive and caring.


    Looking beyond the shiny building, inspirational quotes from the founder and the formal attire, the day to day work environment is a lot less professional. Tenured and entrenched employees are very resistant to change. Limited internal opportunities and organizational silos lead to a highly political and low-trust culture. Turf-buidling, cronyism, backstabbing and bullying are rampant and often encouraged by upper management. Promotions are handed out based more on personal relationships than on merit. The appearance of working hard counts more than the actual work result. Org structure is siloed and top-heavy. Most mid-level managers are self-serving and only manage up to get the next promotion. They create unnecessary layers under them just to build a case for promotion or start pet projects to justify additional headcount. Truly good internal career opportunities are all earmarked for the hiring manager's buddies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop ignoring all the bad behavior of middle management. Reorganize to reduce the silos. Pay more attention to the true business value of the work than just the pure amount of work. Don't equate bullying to leadership. Tenure is not everything. Changes are good for business. Insisting doing things the same old way and refusing to streamline the processes will allow all the inefficiencies and wasted work to continue.

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